About BORIS...


Olivier Friard and Marco Gamba

University of Torino and DBIOS logo


Olivier Friard
Life Sciences and Systems Biology
Via dell'Accademia Albertina, 13 I-10123 TORINO (Italy)
tel: +39 011 6704542


The authors would like to acknowledge Sergio Castellano, Valentina Matteucci and Laura Ozella for their precious help.

All BORIS logo were designed by Margot Friard: new logo and old logo

If you find this software useful, please send me a nice postcard of the place where do you live.

Bug report and feature request

Bug report

Please report any bug (found in the latest BORIS version) using the GitHub repository or eventually by e-mail (in english, french or italian). Read the FAQ first to check if your problem is already fixed and remember to indicate your OS, your OS version, the BORIS version you are using.

Feature request

For suggestion and feature request please use the GitHub repository.

Mailing list

If you want to be alerted by email when a new version is available send me an email.


BORIS is developed entirely with open source software.

BORIS is developped in Python 3.6 using PyQt5 for the GUI.
The VLC Python binding is used to play media files.
The Matplotlib python 2D plotting library is used for plotting events and generating the spectrogram.
The FFmpeg multimedia framework is used to extract media files parameters, in frame-by-frame mode and in spectrogram visualization.
The Tablib Python module is used to export data in TSV, CSV, ODS, XLSX, HTML and XLS formats.
The python-intervals Python module is used in the Advanced event filtering function.
The Graphviz graph visualization software is used (optionally) to generate transitions graph.
BORIS executable files are deployed on Windows, Mac and Linux with PyInstaller
The BORIS web site is made using Pelican static site generator and supported by GitHub.